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Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-11-2010, 07:31 PM
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Views: 798
Posted By pjpoes
I'd like to put together an HTPC that can handle...

I'd like to put together an HTPC that can handle all of my music, control my other gear (Oppo Blueray player, Roku Netflix, Pre/pro, projector, etc), and be controlled remotely by an iPad as my...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   12-11-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5,835
Views: 538,668
Posted By pjpoes
I know the Apple TV is capable of it, but so are...

I know the Apple TV is capable of it, but so are the Roku devices. however, I do not believe it does actually send out a 5.1 signal. I have one of the new apple tv's and I tried hooking it up to my...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   10-31-2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 45,549
Posted By pjpoes
none of that would explain my problem. The Roku...

none of that would explain my problem. The Roku I have on the same system works fine, its specific to the Sony. If it was just my connection, then wouldn't the Roku also have this problem? It wasn't...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   10-31-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 45,549
Posted By pjpoes
ok so now I'm noticing that somewhat randomly,...

ok so now I'm noticing that somewhat randomly, the PS3 will play things back at low SD quality, while the ROKU, on the exact same network, at roughly the exact same time, will play back in full HD....
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   10-25-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 45,549
Posted By pjpoes
So I saw enough positive comments, I decided to...

So I saw enough positive comments, I decided to add my experience, since its not as positive. I own 5 different devices that stream Netflix in HD, and I have both the Ps3 and the Roku hooked up in...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-18-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,146
Posted By pjpoes
I've talked with Dreamvision a bit about this....

I've talked with Dreamvision a bit about this. They are very open about the fact that these are oemed from JVC (thew newest models, the Dream E' was not a JVC or Sony). They have their own firmware...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-18-2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,046
Posted By pjpoes
Having been involved in some of the statistical...

Having been involved in some of the statistical analysis of product longevity data, one project involving a related LED technology, I can tell you that they have not actually tested their life span....
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-12-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
Posted By pjpoes
The traditional system utilizing dual projectors...

The traditional system utilizing dual projectors uses polarized glasses and filters to get each eye seeing the different image. Syncing to shutter glasses is another possibility, but somewhat more...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   08-30-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,160
Posted By pjpoes
Quote:Originally Posted by Robert Simandl...

Quote:Originally Posted by Robert Simandl http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19102537)

Is there some step I'm missing with regard to the 5.1 sound?...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   08-25-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,160
Posted By pjpoes
Amazon can do surround (5.1 DD), but I think the...

Amazon can do surround (5.1 DD), but I think the video is 720. For most people, thats fine, most people are watching on 46" or smaller tv's and probably are sitting too far back from the big ones to...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   08-25-2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5,835
Views: 538,668
Posted By pjpoes
Quote:Originally Posted by JustMike...

Quote:Originally Posted by JustMike http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19097979)

PS: I also tried streaming the content to my Mac using the Netflix...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   08-22-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,314
Posted By pjpoes
I think you will like that Amazon on demand gift...

I think you will like that Amazon on demand gift credit. I find the prices to be very reasonable, and the quality to be fairly excellent. 2.99 for an HD rental isn't too bad, and I've rarely had...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   08-22-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5,835
Views: 538,668
Posted By pjpoes
Wow I'm glad I'm not nuts. I've been...

Wow I'm glad I'm not nuts. I've been experiencing this stuttering/judder problem myself, and thought it was my equipment, my eyes, who knows. It came on suddenly too. I hadn't made the connection to...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   08-22-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,531
Posted By pjpoes
The way the media world is changing, I believe...

The way the media world is changing, I believe you will find less and less rights to recording your media. Due to the large amount of illegal recording and selling that has taken place, and...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   08-21-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,801
Posted By pjpoes
While I certainly fall into the category of...

While I certainly fall into the category of someone who appreciates low quality content over no content, some of the comments hear astound me. I love netflix streaming service, it's allowed me to...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   08-21-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,531
Posted By pjpoes
It's against your netflix agreement to save the...

It's against your netflix agreement to save the content. It's considered no different that copying the dvd's you rent from them. Since it's illegal, its probably not something that people should...
Forum: Community News & Polls   06-23-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,047
Posted By pjpoes
well the article is based on an unfinished...

well the article is based on an unfinished install so it appears (or at least I hope so), plus I'm assuming that budget wasn't just for what we see in the article. Given the picture of the flat...
Forum: Speakers   06-19-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,218
Posted By pjpoes
These are indeed a great deal. The drivers are...

These are indeed a great deal. The drivers are all fountek drivers of excellent quality. They aren't very efficient, but you can't totally compare that to readily available speakers, as the...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-20-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 938
Posted By pjpoes
I fall into that category of someone who rents,...

I fall into that category of someone who rents, and thus can not have a true dedicated purpose built room, but is still a bachelor, and thus can have a room filled with equipment. For the last 3...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-20-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,725
Posted By pjpoes
I can only speak to some of this. 14' is not too...

I can only speak to some of this. 14' is not too close for 1080p, as this is roughly the distance I have to work with. My current room is 15' (close enough, no), and I don't place my seating right...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   05-13-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,609
Posted By pjpoes
I've been a loyal AA customer for more than 15...

I've been a loyal AA customer for more than 15 years now and have been very happy with their customer service. I have bought a lot of their clearance and demo products at very good prices, and they...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   05-13-2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,815
Posted By pjpoes
Its quite common in distributed sound systems to...

Its quite common in distributed sound systems to have multiple speakers on a single amp channel, and there is nothing wrong with that. The main reason we use separate amp channels in these setups is...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   04-26-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,861
Posted By pjpoes
I'm not sure what this clip is, but it doesn't...

I'm not sure what this clip is, but it doesn't sound like very much metal. Wire always has inductance to it, and the longer the wire the greater the inductance. That's just by virtue of it being in...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   04-26-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 60,856
Posted By pjpoes
Quote:Originally Posted by Mike_WI...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mike_WI http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18542875)

The native aspect ratio is 1.78:1 (link...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   04-25-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,698
Posted By pjpoes
If the DC offset at output was very small and...

If the DC offset at output was very small and equal, you could parallel the amplifiers for greater output into lower impedance loads. While not technically correct, some people refer to this as...
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